Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa.) once again humiliated herself by insanely claiming that President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate is somehow a plan to distract Americans from remembering 9/11. Seriously.
Republicans have been having a meltdown ever since Biden announced the mandate. They have also been blaming Biden for the Afghanistan withdrawal and Taliban takeover even though the fault for that is squarely on Donald Trump.
During an interview on Fox News, Ernst combined both attacks by insisting Biden’s vaccine announcement was purposely timed as a scheme to make Americans forget about the withdrawal and 9/11.
“They are leading by coercion,” Ernst said. “And I would agree with the point that is being made by so many of my colleagues that this is a diversion, away from 9/11. And away from the 20th anniversary, and away from the debacle that was his Afghanistan withdrawal.”
Here’s the video via Twitter:
Sen. Joni Ernst claims Biden’s new vaccine plan is a “diversion away from 9/11” pic.twitter.com/feegH5mtop
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 10, 2021
The vaccine mandate is nothing new and it’s certainly warranted since the Delta variant of the coronavirus has spiraled out of control because of anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers. As for 9/11, our country just marked the 20th anniversary of the attacks over the weekend. Biden delivered remarks and visited all three sites where Americans were killed. There was widespread media coverage. And again, the fall of Afghanistan was not Biden’s fault.
In short, Ernst’s claim is ridiculous, which is why Americans took her to the woodshed on Twitter.
Remember how Joni Ernst voted no on helping the 9/11 First responders that got cancer https://t.co/krNKzDIl2m
— Johnny mal (@Johnnymal4) September 10, 2021
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) September 10, 2021
Joni Ernst said Biden’s vaccine mandate is a distraction from 9/11.
It’s like Republicans enjoy one-upping their colleagues to prove who is the most devoid of thought.
— Brian O’Sullivan (@osullivanauthor) September 10, 2021
MAGA GQPer Joni Ernst said that President Biden’s vaccine mandate is just a distraction away from 9/11.
Her dumbass was CLEARLY wrong and lying. She can STFU forever.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) September 11, 2021
Joni Ernst says Joe Biden’s vaccine plan is meant to be a “diversion from 9/11” because Joni Ernst is a fucking moron.
— 💀 Scary Larry 💀 🇺🇸🌊✊🏻🗽 (@StompTheGOP) September 11, 2021
2,977 Americans died on 9/11.
3,232 Amercans died of COVID on 9/9.
We’re experiencing a 9/11 death toll EVERY DAY with COVID.
It’s a worthwhile “diversion.” We need to save lives. pic.twitter.com/qM6dPJ3fiB
— Jack Human (@misterjackhuman) September 10, 2021
You said nothing when DT threw the Kurds to the wolves. You said nothing when 100+ troops were attacked last year & DT lied about the seriousness of their injuries. You said nothing when it took DT 12 days to acknowledge the 4 KIA in Niger & attacked 1 of the widows.
— Shannon Angel (@73SNAngel) September 4, 2021
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